The upgrade includes replacement of the engine, transmission, tracks, electrical systems and the renovation of other sub-systems.
The contract with the Netherlands includes the delivery of one prototype, as well as six pre-series vehicles, with an option for a further 88 vehicles. The first seven vehicles will be upgraded at the BAE Systems Hägglunds facility in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The following 88 vehicles will be upgraded in the Netherlands in close cooperation with the customer.
“We believe we will provide our Dutch customer with critical capabilities through the upgrade work which will ensure their Bv206s continue to serve as some of the most capable and reliable all terrain vehicles in the world.” said Peter Nygren, Director Business Development at BAE Systems Hägglunds. “This contract is key for us, as it will serve as a valuable basis and reference in our ambitions to provide further Bv206 upgrades to other customers around the world.”
BAE Systems Hägglunds has delivered more than 11 000 Bv206 to 40 different countries around the world.